Thursday, September 10, 2009

burger twist

Last night’s dinner featured a new purchase, bought on sale as an experiment (an entirely successful one!):

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Salmon burgers! Trying to mix it up a little :D

I have class from 6 to 8 on Wednesdays, at the School of Public Health (Intro to Epidemiology! It’s so cool! It’s so nice that they let undergrads try out classes!) which is a bus ride across town.

So I didn’t get home til 8:30 and I wanted to plan something EASY and FAST.

This was a “throw everybody in the skillet” event.

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My home kitchen is in general vastly superior to my school one. The one exception is that at school I have a seriously bangin’ cast iron skillet. I swear, everything that I cook in it tastes better. I’ve been eating summer squash like it’s my job, and this was the best batch yet.

The final meal:

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The burger, atop a TJ’s British muffin (I’d forgotten how much I looooove those! And they freeze and thaw beautifully!) along with lettuce and heirloom tomato and SRIRACHA!

The salmon burger was SO GOOD! I was worried about the breading on it, but it was light and flavorful and really enhanced the salmon. It was just a great, albeit nontraditional burger: I love that with a burger you get your slab of meat, your crunchy lettuce, your juicy tomato, in this case your kicky hot sauce. It’s marvy.

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With rockin’ summer squash, sautéed in olive oil with just a bit of salt and pepper. SO GORGE!

I’m proud of myself for an unusual indulgence I made. At school I’m usually a cheap bum and spend very very little and sort of feel noble. But at the farmer’s market there were beauuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuutiful raspberries, and even though they were $3 (which is not even that much! And they are local, no less!) I bought ‘em. And I’ve been loving them! Sometimes I have to allow myself to indulge!

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5 comments:

heartswholefoods said...

I'm tempted to pull out my heavy cast iron skillet and cook some gorgeous salmon :) I've never tried those British muffins from Trader Joe's, but they sound pretty darn tasty.

I would love to take an epidemiology class sometime! Sounds awesome! Hmm, maybe I will ;)

Thanks for the birthday wishes, Lele! By the way I LOVE Greek food and culture! Big family and good food = the best thing ever!

Emily said...

hi lele! thanks for the brownie recipe link. i think you're right. some recipes are better left alone. maybe brownies will just have to always be one of those "sometimes" foods. :-)

Amanda (Panda) said...

I LOVE salmon burgers! They are one of my favorite go-to lunch items. So good with a little salad on the side!

runsrests said...

Hi Lele! Thanks for dropping by my blog. Your dinner looks phenom esp. the summer squash!
My rule - if it's local, organic produce - BUY BUY BUY! :D Glad you're indulging in great produce.

Bec said...

eeekkk lap top photo shoots, blogger dorms! you are so right about everything|!!!!